Everyday I'm Hustlin'
Posted by: Dan Palmer
There is a long list of arguments both for, and against, launching your own startup, but the biggest concern is undoubtedly money. You have a cushy job in a corporate environment, and despite the fact that the processes are antiquated and frustrating, there's a roof over your head and there's food on the table.
Turns out that you are getting short changed! Yes, there is a tremendous amount of uncertainty in the startup world, but your current employer is taking advantage of the fact that you enjoy feeling safe. An interesting article in Forbes illustrates the idea that employees that stick with their current jobs, whether out of safety or loyalty, are screwing themselves financially.
So why am I bringing this up? Because the moral of the story is that the status quo is not just inhibiting your success, it's actively working against you. The days of being a "company man" (or company woman) and expecting said company to take care of you is clearly over. The new modus operandi is you need to get out there and Hustle, whether it is branching out on your own, or talking your way into a big raise with a new employer.
You are the CEO of your one-person company, and you have a duty to maximize your profits. Get out there and try something new.